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Alyssa Maxwell

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we are playing catch-up once again with reviews of mysteries from the last few months, including the paperback release of one book. We have cats, wine, historical mysteries, games and weddings-A Devious Death: A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery by Alyssa Maxwell, No Escape Claws: A Second Chance Cat Mystery by Sofie Ryan, Seven Deadly Zins: A Wine Country Mystery by Nancy J. Parra, Grand Slam Murders: A Bridge to Death Mystery by R. J. Lee, and Gown With the Wind: A Wedding Planner Mystery by Stephanie Blackmoore.

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by Kathleen Costa,
Cynthia Chow & Sandra Murphy



This week we have 5 more mysteries for your end of summer reading-Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding: Her Royal Highness series by Rhys Bowen, Grounds for Remorse: A Tallie Graver Mystery by Misty Simon, Midnight Snacks are Murder: A Poppy McAllister Mystery by Libby Klein, Murder at Ochre Court: Gilded Newport Mysteries by Alyssa Maxwell, Scandal Above Stairs: Kat Halloway Mysteries by Jennifer Ashley.

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by Sunny Frazier


Martha Rose is part of a close-knit quilting circle in the San Fernando Valley of California. The newest member has an eye for couture. But when his fingerprints are found at the crime scene where the body of a fellow quilter is found, he is the #1 suspect.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Kathleen Costa


This week we have 3 more fun mysteries from Penguin and Kensington authors-Telling Tails: A Second Chance Cat Mystery by Sofie Ryan, Death on the Patagonian Express: Amy’s Travel Mystery by Hy Conrad, & A Pinch of Poison: A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery series by Alyssa Maxwell.

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by Sunny Frazier


Is it too soon to think about Halloween? Apparently not! Several authors are jumping the gun and offering novel treats, recipes, and first-in-a-series titles for those of you searching for the next good read.

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by Sandra Murphy


This week we have a fun group of December and January mysteries from Penguin and Kensington-some Golden Age, Amish, travel and more. Murder Most Malicious by Alyssa Maxwell, Plain Dead by Emma Miller, Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen, Dearly Departed by Hy Conrad, and A Wee Dose of Death by Fran Stewart. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of all 5 of these book, along with a link to purchase them.

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by Sandra Murphy




This week we have reviews of four more mysteries from Penguin and Kensington that take us back into the past-Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson, Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson, Mrs. Jeffries Serves at Six by Emily Brightwell, and Murder at Beechwood by Alyssa Maxwell. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of all four books, and also a link to purchase them.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have a group of 3 mystery novels from Kensington-Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell, To Fudge or Not To Fudge by Nancy Coco, and French Pastry Murder by Leslie Meier. Details on how to enter to win all 3 at the end of this post, and links to purchase each book where a portion goes to help support KRL.

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